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Old 16-12-2016, 09:08   #1
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Pretty darn quiet in GL forum...

Monster storm in Chiraq.

Record snowfall in Rochester, record cold in Syracuse.

120 days till launch.


Not much going on in Great Lakes forum. Everyone must be at the mall.
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Old 16-12-2016, 09:23   #2
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Spent 45 minutes driving 2 miles here in Rochester yesterday. Turned around and followed my tracks home. Guy behind me was upset that he couldn't follow me anymore. I mentioned that he might just follow me into a ditch. Visibility was about 10 feet. Lake Ontario was throwing a fit. Snow and cold a plenty. 4 more months.
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Old 16-12-2016, 09:48   #3
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Re: Pretty darn quiet in GL forum...

Too busy shivering. Looking forward to the Miami show in Feb for some quality "Cat" time (FP Saba vs L450S)
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Re: Pretty darn quiet in GL forum...

I’m thousands of km away from our boat for the winter. Not much to talk about or share, except perhaps prayers that an ice storm doesn’t knock over the boat, or tear a hole in the cover.
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I’m thousands of km away from our boat for the winter. Not much to talk about or share, except perhaps prayers that an ice storm doesn’t knock over the boat, or tear a hole in the cover.

In the olden days, Canadians didn't run away, they kept sailing.


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In the olden days, Canadians didn't run away, they kept sailing.

Yup, looks about as much fun as ice fishing.

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Spent the wonder years in Rochester, left after high school and joined the Army.

I didn't know winter was bad until I left...

Blizzard of 1977, 23 people froze to death in their cars in the Buffalo area.

Be prepared!



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Last winter vs. this winter ..... no contest
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I was just earlier today trying yet again to convince people on here not to use camp stoves indoors! lol

Other than that I've been writing Santa letters for the Asym and sock I want for Christmas! Hoping to find or buy new some decent sails before summer.
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Re: Pretty darn quiet in GL forum...

Grew up in Chicago, then went to Palo Alto to university. Found that there hibernation was not a lifestyle. Never went back.

Now when the temp drops below 60 F we start sailing towards the sun.

It works.

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Spent the wonder years in Rochester, left after high school and joined the Army.

I didn't know winter was bad until I left...

Blizzard of 1977, 23 people froze to death in their cars in the Buffalo area.

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I left in 75 for the Army. Was playing with their boats through the storm in 77. They were sending units from our base (Ft. Eustis, Virginia) up to assist with the clean up/rescue work. I got to take the Page to Mobile, Alabama.
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Funny ****! I also left Rochester for the Army in '75. AIT at Eustis, then Ft. Lewis, then Germany...


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It was 2 degrees (-17C degrees) here in the People's Republic of Taxachusetts when I awoke this morning. Didn't the eco-freaks proclaim us to be in a warming period with the world coming to an end and all that nonsense? The news people seem to think we're experiencing all time record cold temps.

I wish they'd get their stories straight.
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I was just earlier today trying yet again to convince people on here not to use camp stoves indoors! lol

Other than that I've been writing Santa letters for the Asym and sock I want for Christmas! Hoping to find or buy new some decent sails before summer.
I may have a Asymmetric that might work on your boat.
Was a little small on mine. Will dig it out in spring to measure. I may have lengths written down, will look.
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Funny ****! I also left Rochester for the Army in '75. AIT at Eustis, then Ft. Lewis, then Germany...


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